SF-BD8CE8: Roman coin: radiate of Probus

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COIN

Unique ID: SF-BD8CE8

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete copper-alloy Roman radiate of Probus dating to AD 276-282 (Reece Period 14). MARS VICT[ORI] reverse type depicting Mars advancing right holding transverse spear; trophy on shoulder. Mint of Lyon. As Normanby p. 190, no. 1302 and RIC V, vol. II, p. 27, no. 82.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 276
Date to: Circa AD 282

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.2 mm
Weight: 2.57 g
Diameter: 23.13 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 17th June 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Riccardo Caravello
Identified by: Mr Riccardo Caravello

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: RLM 081
Other reference: Finds reference SS15 141

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Radiate (antoninianus)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Probus
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Obverse description: Radiate and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: IMP C M PRO[BUS AVG]

Reverse description: Mars advancing right holding transverse spear; trophy on shoulder
Reverse inscription: MARS VICT[ORI]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Reverse mint mark: -//II
Status: Regular

Coin references

  • Normanby : p. 190, no. 1302

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Suffolk Coastal (District)
To be known as: Rendlesham

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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